A native of Wilmette, Ed Sherman began his career at the Chicago Tribune in 1981 and remained there for 27 years until 2008. His beats included covering the 1985 Bears Super Bowl season, which still remains the most enjoyable year of his career. Sherman was the beat writer for the White Sox from 1986-88. A University of Illinois graduate, he went on to cover national college football (1988-94) and golf (1997-2008). He also wrote a sports media column (1998-2008). Sherman served as an associate sports editor from 1994-98, and oversaw the Sunday sports section and the Tribune's college sports and golf coverage, among other duties.